International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, hosted a ‘Ted X’ session at their campus for the second year. Speakers included Bollywood director: Mr Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Actor : Ms. Divya Dutta, Senior Journalist: Mr Prabhu Chawla and the star of the day 14 year old Anwesha Mishra who is a winner of an international spelling bee competition and now is working towards helping children from her native place Orissa to get proper education.
The second edition of TEDx IMI New Delhi, an intimate gathering of a hundred eager minds, promised to deliver on its theme – Zoom Out. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee (Director General, IMI), he said “This fight to zoom out is about movement from darkness to light; from ‘Tamas’ to “Jyoti’ from the apparent to the real.” “We must put emphasis on cleansing our lenses of perception”. “For every Arjun there is a Krishna and for every Chandragupta there is a Chanakya, we need to broaden our perceptions and consider the infinite reality“
The event boasted 9 speakers from diverse backgrounds. The first speaker was Mrs. Puja Marwaha, CEO, NGO ‘Child Rights and You’, she highlighted the alarming increase in child trafficking and she majorly focused on the importance of education in the society. Dr. Neharika Yadav who is a dental surgeon by profession and a super biker by passion said, “People get inspired not because of a lady driving a bike, but because of how I manage to shift between my Dentistry and Bike-riding”.
Director Mr. Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, “Speaking to Milkha Singh, I saw tears in his eyes only twice. Once when he saw the massacre of his family and second when he dropped the gold medal! And, I had my movie”, Mr. Mehra quoted.
The event was attended by over 100 people which included students of IMI and other guests and was well received by the audience.